The theme of the last Mobiography Photo Challenge was ‘Summer Holiday’. This theme was inspired by my own, much needed, summer holiday break. The photos submitted to this photo challenge illustrate how different photographers have approached the theme with sea, sand, blue skies and bright colours being a common themes in this week’s selection.

Featured photographers this week include; @_suz4nne_, @applewhite67, @eikihosomi, @heidiloevdal, @iheart_alfresco_photos, Joe Le Grand, @kallyklick, @karokaz, Laurence Bouchard, @lucdigital, @e_to_the_lynn, Paolo Cabras, @petit_pois, Pier Luigi Dodi, and Elaine Taylor.

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The theme for that challenge will be ‘Stunning Skies’. For the challenge think about sharing your best mobile photos that show stunning skies, sunsets, sunrises, urban skylines and dramatic landscape cloud formations.

To enter the challenge simple start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Stunning Skies’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_37 on Instagram.

The best ones will be featured in the next photo challenge showcase, so get sharing now.

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Decomposers — come one, come all

Decomposers — come one, come all‘ by @_suz4nne_ – “I’m a beachcomber. Taking a vacation doesn’t necessarily mean that I’ll be enjoying languid, sleepy mornings in bed. More likely, I’m out at dawn walking the shoreline and looking at flora and fauna with an intense curiosity. Even the seemingly unremarkable things, like this deteriorated coconut I found on Kauna’oa Beach, draw me in. Here, I remember marveling at the texture of its fiber and wondering about the journey this seed (and the largest seed example in the world, I’ll add!) experienced. It’s my opinion that my best photographic work comes from this practice – looking critically at all the parts of a subject that make the whole meaningful.

Shot on iPhone 7, native camera image brought in to Hipstamatic for tonal enhancement: Libatique 73 lens, A-Type Plate film, Triple Crown flash. “

Balancing out

Balancing out‘ by @applewhite67 – “This photo was taken with my LG V20 phone on a recent, and much-needed vacation in Los Angeles in late June.  We were out there for a relative’s wedding, but extended our stay a few days to “balance out”.  We were displaced from our home due to the flooding associated with Hurricane Harvey, and are currently in the tedious and stressful stage of designing and building our new home.  My wife was raised out in the Los Angeles area and we have always enjoyed our short trips out there…especially when it involved spending time by a pool or the ocean.  This trip was more poolside because we were hanging with her brother in downtown L.A.  I just happened to capture the the jest of what this trip meant to us in this photo.”

In the bamboo forest

In the bamboo forest‘ by @eikihosomi – “I took this photograph with my iPhoneX and a moment wide lens. Because it was simple, I made a base first in a lightroom app and finished editing the image in vsco app.

It was inspired by Japanese culture so Japanese culture and summer fusion are the themes in this image.

Japan of this year has had intense heat. I wanted to take the photograph which could feel even slightly cool.

Because it was the sightseeing spot which was the most famous in Japan, there was the time when there was not a person only early in the morning.”

Summertime

Summertime‘ by @heidiloevdal – “This shot was taken on vacation in Spain this summer. I use an iPhone 6 Plus and I carry it around with me all the time.

I think what inspired me was the combination of bright colours. My daughter was playing around with my red hat on the beach and I thought it could make a nice picture if she was  gazing at the lovely layers of turquoise ocean and light blue sky. So she agreed to pose for me (better make use of the kids while they still agree to pose for a pic). I originally shot this much further away, but I cropped it just below her elbows and positioned her slightly to the left in the picture because I find that more interesting than a full body shot positioned in the middle of the picture.
The picture was then processed in Snapseed, a must-have app for instagrammers. I just slightly enhanced the colours and the shot was ready to upload. “

Day 7: Yellow Looking for a little shade from August’s heat

Day 7: Yellow Looking for a little shade from August’s heat‘ by @iheart_alfresco_photos – “I was under this umbrella by a lovely pool at a resort in Phoenix, Arizona trying to protect myself from the powerful desert sun.

I looked up and noticed the lovely lines and bright yellow of the umbrella against the brilliant blue sky, and thought it was lovely.  It reminded me of the rays of the sun and the cheerfulness of sunshine without the the heat and harm of the rays.

Entering Kotor

Entering Kotor‘ by Joe Le Grand – “The title is “Entering Kotor”, shot from a cruise vessel entering the Bay of Kotor.  The roof tiles caught my eye as they provided a nice backdrop to the vessel that was docked. The photo used iColorama as the post processing app. “

Evening Stroll

Evening Stroll‘ by @kallyklick – “With daylight saving time in affect, most evenings my family (including our dog Jock) go for a walk. I took this photo during the golden hour. The lighting was perfect, so I didn’t want to do much editing to this photo. I just enhanced the color a little using The Hipstamatic App. Lens: Jane,  Film: Irom2000, Flash: Triple Crown. “

Ahoj

Ahoj‘ by @karokaz – “Typical July afternoon on the Wisła. Passing through a bridge on the bike and I saw this neon pontoon which great contrasted with the blue depth of the river, around whatever is going on holiday life of Warsaw.

The “AHOJ” photo was taken by iPhone 7 and edited on iPhone. The colors were naturally intensive, so I not much editing was needed.”

Heatwave

Heatwave‘ by Laurence Bouchard – “‘Heatwave’ was shot at a water park in Tokyo during the current summer heatwave.  I was at the water park cooling down with my wife and daughter when we walked around to this waterfall area.  It was around sunset and the sun was shining through the water beautifully.  I ran back to the locker room to get my iPhone.  I also had my DSLR with me but I’m pretty sure the lifeguards would have stopped me taking photos.  With the iPhone though I was able to discreetly take a few snaps.  I then made some very minimal tweaks in Snapseed.”

Oh, why not one more of Bluey at Cleethorpes

Oh, why not one more of Bluey at Cleethorpes‘ by @lucdigital

Sometimes you just have to wait and let the magic unfold

Sometimes you just have to wait and let the magic unfold‘ by @e_to_the_lynn – “This shot was inspired by my niece. I was sitting on a dock one night during this epic sunset, and she began to paddle by me, right into the sun’s reflection on the water. I immediately grabbed my phone and started snapping shots, as it was the perfect opportunity to capture this awesome scene unfolding. The sunset itself was amazing, but having her in there gives it some drama and adds to the composition.

I took the photo with my iPhone 8 Plus, edited it in Adobe Lightroom, VSCO, and lastly on Instagram before posting it.”

Fatica ripagata……

Fatica ripagata……‘ by Paolo Cabras – “During my holiday in the north of Sardinia, I was inspired by the location and was mentally relaxed after a hard period of work and training and I wanted the photo to be ironic and about myself. I do not publish many images of myself.

For post production I used Snapseed as a habit with very slight tonal and contrast adjustments.”

Leaving my ‘wee’ footprints in the sand

Leaving my ‘wee’ footprints in the sand‘ by @petit_pois – “Taken on my iphone 7 / no filter. Over the past 10 days I’ve been on a solo adventure traveling round the Inner Hebrides, small isles and Treshnish islands on the west coast of Scotland: Eigg, Rùm, Canna, Mull, Staffa and Iona. It’s been epic and changed my life in so many ways with some mind blowing memories. I’ve learned so much about myself and the beauty that surrounds us in Scotland. I feel blessed and inspired by Scotland’s stunning scenery, our people, our history and not forgetting our beautiful white beaches.

This photo was taken on the last day of my adventures – strolling along a white secluded beach on Iona, making my last impressions in the sand with my little footprints and thinking of how good it’s been for my soul (no pun intended) “

Untitled

Untitled‘ by Pier Luigi Dodi – “We were waiting for the flight to come back home. Liang was admiring the planes before taking off. I liked the symmetry between my son and the plane.

Phone and Apps used: I shot it with my iPhone 8 Plus and processed in Snapseed. “

Taking off for Rhodes

Taking off for Rhodes‘ by Elaine Taylor – “This is my son, Billy, happy that we’re finally taking off on our flight to Rhodes after a bit of a delay. I was actually taking a photo of the window, then noticed the light on Billy’s face and changed my angle to include him.

Taken and edited with Hipstamatic on my iPhoneX (Lowy/Ina’s 1935 combo). I made some tweaks using the highlights and shadows function to enhance the colours framed by the window.”

Don’t forget…

The theme for that challenge will be ‘Stunning Skies’. For the challenge think about sharing your best mobile photos that show stunning skies, sunsets, sunrises, urban skylines and dramatic landscape cloud formations.

To enter the challenge simple start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Stunning Skies’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_37 on Instagram.

The best ones will be featured in the next photo challenge showcase, so get sharing now.

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